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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
I don't know what the intentions were for the candidate who uttered this phrase....
But isn't just blindly attaching the word monkey to race kind of racist too? I mean, it's 2018, are there really self proclaimed racist watchdogs with good intentions making sure no one is using slurs? Or is there something to be said for the mind of the "moral" when they hear the word monkey and see a black person and scream "THAT'S RACIST". What if it wasn't intended to have anything to do with race? Does crying wolf and making an outcry not have the same effect on those who would be offended?
Just thinking out loud over here, carry on.
originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: xuenchen
This is so dumb.
I use the term "monkey around" all of the time.
"hey, you kids stop monkeying around!"
Now all of the sudden, if one of those kids is black, I am a disgusting racist?
This is what is wrong with our political system.
Instead of arguing policies, everyone is searching everywhere they can, to comments years past of facebook, to interviews that are current, for anything that they can interpret as offensive in any way.
The person who can feign more offense at their opponent is the winner.
I dont see how desantis's comment was anything other than a common colloquialism that has nothing to do with race.
But for some, this will be all the proof they need to claim this guy is a racist and he must be rejected.
Not surprising though, because they know they have nothing worth arguing on policy
originally posted by: rollanotherone
I think he meant to say "muck" instead of monkey.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Greven
He's a vet.
We used to use the term, "Monkey f###" as something that is totally screwed up as in, "Who monkey f###ed this thing???"